CSE590F: Computing and the Developing World Seminar

This quarter we will be reading "classic" papers from ICTD. These are papers that have had a significant influence on the field and warent a checkin to see how they have aged. Discussion each week will focus on the context of the original paper and work that has been done since. A Google Doc for organizing topics and selecting can be found here.

The seminar meets Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 in CSE 203.


WeekDateDiscussion LeadersPaper
1Oct 4 --------- Planning and disorganization
2Oct 11 Trevor Warana unwired: Replacing PCs with mobile phones in a rural sugarcane cooperative Veeraghavan, Yasodhar and Toyama (PDF)
3Oct 18 Fahad Mobile phones and paper documents: evaluating a new approach for capturing microfinance data in rural India. Parikh, Jvaid, Sasikumar, and Ghosh (PDF)
4Oct 25 Aditya Mobile-izing health workers in rural India. Ramachandran et. al (PDF)
5Nov 1 Matt A Delay-Tolerant Network Architecture for Challenged Internets Fall(PDF)
6Nov 8 Group Meeting On Fraud
7Nov 15 Sam & Tony Evaluating and improving the usability of Mechanical Turk for low-income workers in India Khanna et. al (PDF)
8Nov 22 DEV
9 Nov 29 Samia Intermediated technology use in developing communities Sambasivan, Cutrell, Toyama, and Nardi (PDF)
10Dec 6 Esther Design and Implementation of the KioskNet System S. Guo et al. (PDF)